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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 18, 2014 0 comments

IInstagram has introduced five new creative filters for its popular, photo-sharing app: Slumber, Crema, Ludwig, Perpetua, and Aden.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 18, 2014 0 comments

Here’s a story that should further warm U.S.-Cuba relations. A Cuban diver found an American tourist’s waterproof camera that was lost in the waves off the coast of Cuba two years ago, tracked her down on social media, and returned all her photo and videos.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 17, 2014 0 comments

Even if you've seen aerial imaging drones before, you've probably never seen one as small as the Zano.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 17, 2014 0 comments

If you are a night owl and love the art of light painting then the Pixelstick should certainly be on your holiday wish list. The Pixelstick transforms the darkness of the night by adding a rainbow of bright LED color to your light painting photography.

Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 17, 2014 0 comments

Phase One has started selling its new A-Series medium format camera systems, the company announced this morning. The new Phase One A-series combines the Danish manufacturer’s current medium format digital camera backs with a Travel Compact body from Alpa and a Rodenstock lens for a rustically modern set-up.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 16, 2014 0 comments

ProGearX is a handy accessory for action camera photographers, offering unique highs, lows and 180-degree point-of-view photo/video angles to document all of your exciting, rugged outdoor adventures.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 15, 2014 0 comments

From the late 1940s through the 1960s (the golden age of advertising), noted photographer William Helburn was the popular choice for the top advertising agencies in New York City. He was a photographic pioneer who helped to revolutionize the advertising business—ushering in a more modern look—but after the 1960s he simply seemed to vanish.

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Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 15, 2014 0 comments

Mass market camera production has taken a major hit and the increasing popularity of smartphones with their built-in digital cameras could be to blame. That's what the above chart based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) statistics seems to show, with a steep drop-off in camera production in recent years, particularly compact cameras, which have started to disappear as smartphones take over.

Dan Havlik Posted: Dec 15, 2014 0 comments

We reviewed the Profoto B1 500 AirTTL battery-powered studio light earlier this year and while we, generally, loved this portable strobe solution the one thing missing was high-speed sync. Profoto corrected that this morning by offering a new High-Speed Sync (HSS) feature to the B1 that’s available now via a free firmware update.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 12, 2014 0 comments

Designed to be stylish, fun and functional COOPH (Coperative of Photography) apparel encourages photographers to pursue their own personal style in their work as well as their clothes. COOPH fashions are inspired by photography and the basic requirements of a shoot.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Dec 12, 2014 0 comments

The sale of Peter Lik’s photograph "Phantom" for a reported record $6.5 million earlier this week has stirred up a firestorm of online commentaries, media chest pounding and a lot of silliness. Critic Jonathan Jones writing in The Guardian (UK), has gone so far as to say that the sale was especially grotesque because in his words "photography is not an art."

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 11, 2014 0 comments

Macphun Software has launched Snapselect, a new app that helps you quickly pick your best images and easily get rid of unwanted shots to save valuable disk space on your computer.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 11, 2014 0 comments

Are you itching to digitize your film-based medium format images? HP Marketing Corp. is now offering the new Braun FS 120 medium format scanner designed for that exact task.

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Cynthia Boylan Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

Made in the USA from durable, lightweight Silnylon fabric, FotoSharp’s Camera Rain Cover is a great gift for photographers who love to shoot in the great outdoors in any kind of weather. Available in three versions (Original, Camo and Pro) and four color choices (white, black, universal and olive camo), these covers protect your precious camera from damaging rain, dust and snow.

Steve Meltzer Posted: Dec 10, 2014 0 comments

Good photographers are said to have a good “eye” that distinguishes them from other photographers. There’s no better way to understand this than to see how several very good photographers photograph the same subject. A case in point is a new exhibition of photographs of Marilyn Monroe titled “Inoubliable Marilyn” (“Unforgettable Marilyn”) at Paris’s La Galerie de l’Instant (December 12, 2014-February 25, 2015).

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